Packaging Engineer Job at ITW, Houston, TX

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  • ITW
  • Houston, TX

Job Description

Company Description

Founded in 1912, ITW (NYSE: ITW) is a global industrial company built around a differentiated and proprietary business model. The company's seven industry-leading segments leverage the ITW Business Model to generate solid growth with best-in-class margins and returns in markets where highly innovative, customer-focused solutions are required. ITW's approximately 45,000 dedicated colleagues around the world thrive in the company's decentralized, entrepreneurial culture. In 2019, the company achieved revenues of $14.1 billion, with roughly half coming from outside North America.

Job Description

Summary:

The Packaging Engineer will be responsible for providing development support of product packaging to fuel the growth and innovation of ITW Global Brand's automotive aftermarket business to include wiper blades, and automotive performance and appearance products. This role provides dynamic technical support, leadership and innovation from product inception through post-launch. Package Engineering is responsible for leveraging internal and external resources and technology to develop and deliver quality packaging solutions while meeting customer expectations and company goals.

This role is based in Houston and not eligible for remote work.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Design, develop and commercialize packaging solutions and optimizations to ensure product integrity, customer and consumer appeal and operational needs under varying shipping and retail display conditions.
  • Develop and prototype designs with marketing, vendors, 3rd party contract manufacturers and customers throughout exploration and feasibility stages.
  • Create comprehensive test plans and perform package ship testing to include distribution simulations, material performance, benchmarking, and package/product compatibility.
  • Maintain knowledge and evaluate new packaging developments, materials, trends and packaging systems for possible product applications.
  • Test, analyze, and selects materials for packaging based on innovation, durability, compatability and cost effectiveness
  • Maintains packaging Bills of Material (BOMs) and pallet patterns to support manufacturing protocols.
  • Maintains Specifications as developed and coordinates among proprietary and contract plants to ensure that specifications are met.
  • Perform quantitative and qualitative analysis to support continuous improvement programs through the innovation, redesign and manufacturing process of packaging components.
  • Supports efforts for quality monitoring and assurance processes with packaging suppliers across the network.
  • Provide technical expertise, creativity and foresight to Quality Assurance in solving packaging related quality issues.
  • Coordinates supplier corrective actions across the network and leverage the Procurement group as necessary to manage supplier quality issues.
  • Assists in business case input for development of capital requirements needed by packaging changes and provides input to packaging project plans.
  • Assists coordination efforts with Marketing to understand requirements and creates designs to meet those requirements while preserving functionality and durability of packaging materials
  • Conducts root cause analysis and troubleshooting exercises as needed, and resolves issues through internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manage assigned workload through effective time management, planning, and coordination of projects to meet fast paced schedules and deadlines.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of basic supplier manufacturing processes including plastic molding, flexible materials, secondary cartons and corrugate.

Qualifications

Qualifications:
  • BS in engineering or packaging engineering required.
  • Required 2 to 5 years' experience providing primary, secondary, and tertiary packaging development support in a consumer products, durable goods, food or beverage industry
  • Highly organized, self-starter able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, adapt well to changing schedules and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated results in the selection and application of sound engineering practices and principles to the design and development of high volume consumer products packaging.
  • Broad understanding of the fundamentals of consumer packaging development with a working knowledge of materials, equipment, and processes required in the production of consumer packaging, particularly liquid, aerosols and flexible packages.
  • Demonstrated project management skills for packaging changes and packaging introductions.
  • Solid organization, communication and interpersonal skills with the ability and desire to contribute within a multi-functional team environment
  • Creative, highly motivated self-driven individual with the demonstrated ability to independently complete complex engineering tasks as well as with various levels of the organization.
  • Extrusion Blow and Injection molding experience preferred.
  • Experience working with vendors, business partners and manufacturing operations.
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint, Excel and Project experience a plus.
  • Packaging software experience, CAPE and SpecRight a plus
  • Experienced in risk management and quality assurance operations.
  • Travel approximately 25%

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues' unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues' unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues' unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Job Tags

Contract work, Local area, Flexible hours,

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